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Expanding postgraduate provision with new pathways

17 February 2020

Cardiff University’s School of Welsh has created new MPhil and PhD pathways open to applications for 2020.

The Language, Policy and Planningprogrammes draw on the expertise of the School’s academic community, which is internationally recognised for research excellence and impact in the fields of language and linguistics.

The programmes will be led by the Language, Policy and Planning Research Unit. The Unit’s researchers and postgraduate research students are working on projects related to language policy and planning, language rights and politics, language variation and change, the sociolinguistics of bilingualism and multilingualism, and the sociology of language. This expertise informs our wider provision including the design of undergraduate modules related to sociolinguistics and bilingualism and our master’s degree programme.

Dr Jonathan Morris, Director of Postgraduate Research Studies, said: “The Language, Policy and Planning Unit has attracted a number of postgraduate students who are working on the sociolinguistic aspects of Welsh and other languages. We’re proud to be able to formalise our provision and offer a specific pathway which explores this multi-faceted and important subject at MPhil and PhD level.”

Professor Diarmait Mac Giolla Chriost, Director of Research at the School, added: "The students who choose this PhD, or MPhil, pathway will become part of a community of leading researchers creating work which has the potential to effect language law and public policy in Wales and internationally."

Read more about the School’s MPhil and PhD provision.

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